Grace UMC Hears Need for Greater Worship Experience
Jun 19, 2017 5:06 PM -
"You can hear the minister's every word much clearer. Therefore, you understand the complete message, and it's not like listening to a foreign language anymore," said Freda Whittle, a parishioner at Grace United Methodist Church in Naperville. She is referring to the hearing loop technology recently installed at Grace, which uses the telecoils in most hearing aids and cochlear implants to allow hearing-impaired churchgoers a greatly improved worship experience. The hearing loop system at Grace was borne of a need expressed by several parishioners for better sound and clarity than their hearing devices alone could offer. Ron Laub, facilities manager at Grace, acted upon that need, hiring Assistive Hearing Systems (AHS) of Palatine, IL, to install the system in April. Steve Thunder, AHS division manager and acoustical engineer, trained members and staff at Grace on how to use the technology.